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Video: MotorStorm RC: Run-through of Competitive Online Play

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129w ago - Game Director Paul Rustchynsky has posted up a video run-through on the competitive online play in MotorStorm RC for both PS3 and PS Vita today.

To quote: MotorStorm RC is a few short weeks away and already the competitive online cross-play at its heart is igniting intense rivalries.

Here at Evolution Studios there's been a lot of competition for the best performances on every track and we're thrilled that gamers and journalists are experiencing this at special preview events all around the world.

Ahead of getting the opportunity to jump into the competition for yourself, I'm here to give you the low down on just how online competition works with other players - running you through a short video of me competing with Zoe (Evolution Studios QA Manager, who sits on the desk across from me) as I take on her performance in a Hot Lap race.





It's so easy to see what your friends and rivals have been up to and, with super-fast load times on both PS3 and PS Vita, jump into a race instantly to beat their fastest times and wipe the smirk off their face.

Competing like this, on your own schedule, is a perfect fit for both MotorStorm RC and the PlayStation Vita, letting you pick up the game and compete...
 

Video: PS3Tools GUI Edition Application by PsDev is Now Available

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129w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer [Register or Login to view links] has made available PS3Tools GUI Edition, which is a suite consisting of several PlayStation 3 utility PC applications.

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To quote: Features:

  • Can unpack any "PS3" Firmware up to date. Gets really fast after first or second use.
  • A console is built into the program showing you the exact log a cmd would.
  • Can Decrypt PS3/PSP retail PKG files (Signed by sony installable via OFW).
  • Can readself of, Appldr, lv0, lv1ldr, lv2ldr, isoldr, EBOOT.BIN or if any of the things that you want to read are not listed on a button you can run a custom command to do it, for example: aim_spu_module.self just type that in where it says input and it will read it. So any file that is possible to use via readself, can be done in a fast manor 1-2 sec.
  • A full featured .Conf editor. view .Conf files edit them then hit save button when finished.
  • A awesome Core_os_package tool that can decrypt, extract and encrypt the Core_os_package.pkg all in about 1-2 sec.
  • Sign pkg for 3.55 or 3.41
  • UnSELF a file.
  • Build SELF a file.
  • Whenever a tar file is modified,...

 

Video: Hands-On: Mortal Kombat for PlayStation Vita Preview

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129w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman shared a hands-on video preview today of Mortal Kombat for the PlayStation Vita handheld.

To quote: I've got good news, and I've got good news. First, the good news: Based on my recent hands-on play sessions, Mortal Kombat on PS Vita plays identically to its PS3 counterpart.

That means fluid 60 frames-per-second fighting, lush presentation, and every bit of content from the console version. That includes the critically acclaimed Story mode, a full character roster, the Krypt, the works.

I also tried out a series of local (non-internet) Wifi multiplayer matches, and I'm happy to report that the game felt smooth and responsive with no perceptible lag. If you're skeptical, watch the video above to see local multiplayer - and my hairy, hairy paws - in action.

Now for the good news: The PS Vita version adds an ambitious array of extra content, starting with every piece of DLC ever released on PS3. That means you'll be able to play as Freddy Krueger, Kenshi, Rain, and Skarlet from day one, and select MK1 and MK2 retro-styled costumes to drape over your male and female ninja characters.





The Vita version sweetens the pot with 15 more exclusive costumes,...
 

Video: Making Of: The Last Of Us PS3 Announcement Trailer

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129w ago - SCEE Manager James Gallagher has shared some video footage today spotlighting the making of The Last Of Us PS3 announcement trailer below.

To quote: In December we announced The Last of Us during the 2011 Spike VGA Awards. The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven tale about a modern plague decimating mankind.

Well prior to our announcement we had been hard at work on a trailer perfectly crafted to set the tone and (hopefully) get your blood pumping with excitement when we made our announcement. If you haven't seen that trailer yet be sure to check it out below.

Today we're sharing a deeper look into that trailer. We were hard at work on the announcement trailer for quite awhile and a lot of design went into making certain every frame contained some nugget of information you could take away about the game itself.





Taken more than a year ago and over the course of a few days of planning, prep, and acting what you see here is a nice glimpse into some of the behind the screens work that went into making that trailer possible.

Comprised of shots we decided to keep in the trailer, here's the motion capture footage...
 

Video: Sony Previews The Tester 3: Premiere Episode Sneak Peek

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129w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has posted up a sneak peek preview video today of The Tester 3: Premiere Episode below.

To quote: With only one week until the season 3 premiere of The Tester on February 7, it's time to give you a sneak peek at what you'll be seeing in the first episode of the season, and a taste of what's to come in future episodes.

We have a lot in store this season, and we don't want to ruin any surprises, but today's preview should give you a good idea of what challenges this season's group of contestants will be tackling as they vie for a chance to work as a Production Associate at Santa Monica Studio.

With hissing cockroaches, brutal obstacle courses, and much more standing in their way of the grand prize, our contestants this season will have their work cut out for them.





As always, you can get acquainted with this season's cast, panelists, and special guests on our site here. Keep an eye out next Monday, February 6 for the full premiere announcement, and be sure to tune on Tuesday, February 7 for the season 3 premiere of The Tester on PlayStation Network!
 
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